|The picture shows a view of this Old U.S.S Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 Photograph. The exact year and location that the photo was taken is unknown. Here are some facts about this United States Navy ship:|
USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was the lead ship of the PERRY class of guided missile frigates. Built as the first "short hull" version in her class, OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was lengthened in FY90 and received the SQQ-89 suite but was not equipped with RAST, leaving her unable to employ SH-60B helicopters.
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was homeported in Mayport, Florida.
Since decommissioning the frigate is berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) in Philadelphia, PA, awaiting further use as a museum and memorial.
Awarded: October 30, 1973
Keel Laid: June 12, 1975
Launched: September 25, 1976
Commissioned: December 17, 1977
Decommissioned: February 20, 1997
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 453 feet (135.9 meters)
Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)
Displacement: 4,100 tons
Speed: 28+ knots
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)
Armament: one Mk 13 guided missile launcher (36 Standard (MR) and 4 Harpoon missiles), one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS
Crew: 17 Officers, 198 Enlisted
The color photograph measures 8'' x 10''. It is in mint condition.